TITLE

Decontamination: Is Water King?

AUTHOR(S)
DOHERTY, VINCENT J.
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Fire Engineering;Nov2011, Vol. 164 Issue 11, p95
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author explores the decontamination of hazardous materials (hazmat) and the role of water in the process. He recalls that water contamination used to be only resolved with dilution through water. He states that the reliance on water changed with the exposure of over 500,000 people in Bhopal, India to methyl isocyanate on December 3, 1984. Other decontaminants that have been developed and used include the M291 charcoal decontamination kit and the Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion (RSDL).
ACCESSION #
67361745

 

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